Many people ask the question, “What is done during a root canal treatment?” and “Will this hurt?” Rest assured, we will only perform a procedure once you are completely comfortable. With proper placement of anesthetic, there is no reason a patient should feel discomfort during any dental procedure. The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is to remove the contents within the tooth. While that is being done, a solution is used to cleanse and rinse the debris out. The next step is to fill the space inside the tooth with a rubber filling material. A crown is then placed over the tooth to protect the remaining structure. While a root canal treatment is a very reliable fix when needed, an alternative is to consider a dental implant.
For further information on root canal therapy please contact us at Pope Family Dental.